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by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482626

rpe out

luey- it literally took about 5 minutes, at most, to pull it out. mine came out in one piece, and i even got to keep it. beware though, your mouth will be sore after it comes out. i only got to feel the roof of my mouth for about 2 weeks before having my second surgery and being rubberbanded shut. i...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: TORI'S SURGERY! ON THE OTHER SIDE (new pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 14302

aweso

well...its only aweso without the "me", meaning you. your face looks awesome!
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Picture slideshow...
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

:)

mery- thanks a lot! i had 2 surgeries, july 07 and july 08. as a teacher, i gave up basically my entire summers, which was worth it...i still cant believe my mouth used to look like that. sylvi- does "ghetto" digital imaging count? what i mean is that the OD too a profile of my before face, and prob...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482626

expander

luey- july-november...not bad at all!

i had mine in for an entire year...365 days, literally. finally the surgeon called the OD to tell him that he thinks i had enough of it...im glad we had an "intervention" i dont miss it at all!
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Picture slideshow...
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

thanks

thanks everyone for the support. my other surgeon called at like 9 last night and was just shooting the breeze, and he wanted pix, so i went to compile them on photobucket, which i have never done. and well realized that you cant rearrange them, well i hadnt figured that out. then i noticed if you m...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Picture slideshow...
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

support

we are all here for some support, im glad i can help! good luck!
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Picture slideshow...
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

Picture slideshow...

this is for all of you worried about how you will look post-op. i made myself physically ill worrying if i was going to like the new me; not post-op care, risk of numbness, infection, etc. etc. LITERALLY, will i like how i will look the rest of my life after 26 years. i mean, that is a big weight to...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: computerized analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

jitters

what you are experiencing is totally natural. in fact, i was making myself completely ill over surgery, physical symptoms and all, not over having surgery, post-op care, etc., but rather if i was going to like what i looked like. i implore you to look at my slideshow i have posted. i looked at soooo...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: BSSO on the 22nd of FEb **DONE!!! DEBRACED!!!**
Replies: 143
Views: 20673

hottt

i bet before this all began you didnt think teeth could look so hotttt! but now you do, and you can sure say that you have hotttt looking teeth! congrats!!!! smile foreverrrrr
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 21085

pins and needles

isnt it funny when you are out with a bunch of friends and all of a sudden you grab your face like youve been shot by a sniper whimpering...yeah, i know the pins and needles feeling. everyone sort of lots at you like, nobody touched you, why are you in pain. and strangers cant tell youve had surgery...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 21085

kaycee- another surgery! :O It is good to hear that everyone is on their way to recovery. I am 6 weeks post-op (tomorrow) from upper, lower, genio and can fit 2 fingers vertically, just barely. i am still on a soft chew, as the OS said at 4 1/2 weeks bones are set, he is just being cautious...so whe...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1 Week Post op, pics & some Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

post op

hang in there...the first week sucks! it will get better!!! are you able to open your mouth to eat, or are you banded heavily??? it all depends on how much you can open. I was allowed to take the rubberbands off to eat, even though it was a "liquid diet." This meant that I would eat whatever I could...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Post Op-Still Numb & now itchy-5 wks post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2498

post op pix

congrats! isn't it exciting that your teeth fit? looking good!
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 21085

bands

thathrill- truly sorry about your banding situation. i had prepared myself to be banded quite heavily, as you are, and it never happened. the most bands i had on my mouth at a time were 3, and even then i could open plenty to talk. at week 4 i was allowed out of bands all together. 4.5 weeks out and...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 21085

bands

thathrill- truly sorry about your banding situation. i had prepared myself to be banded quite heavily, as you are, and it never happened. the most bands i had on my mouth at a time were 3, and even then i could open plenty to talk. at week 4 i was allowed out of bands all together. 4.5 weeks out and...